Scotch Oakburn College’s Senior Stage Band makes history on Saturday, 25 February, when it becomes the first school ensemble to share the stage with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Under the Stars.
More than 5,000 people are expected at Launceston’s City Park to hear the band perform jazz, rock and funk music.
The Head of Visual and Performing Arts at Scotch Oakburn College, Stephen King, described the concert as a highlight on the Tasmanian summer calendar.
“The performance sees the beautiful City Park transformed into a spectacular concert venue where music lovers soak up the atmosphere and the wonderful sounds of the TSO,” Mr King said. “And as an added bonus, they get to hear our own Senior Stage Band.
“The band has been rehearsing since the first week of school and is committed to extra rehearsals after school on Fridays to ensure that everyone is ready to shine.” The Senior Stage Band performs from 6.00pm to 6.30pm and the TSO performs from 7.00pm.
The Senior Stage Band is just one of a number of bands and ensembles at Scotch Oakburn. The College has a vibrant music program with an extensive range of opportunities for students to develop their potential and perform throughout the year. Each ensemble is led by a member of the College’s outstanding team of full-time and visiting tutors.